When a company invests in digital transformation to revitalise their local area.
Dunkerque et Uckange
ArcelorMittal is actively investing in its digital transformation. To help revitalise the territories where its factories are developing. To help train its employees and develop their working methods. To enter Industry 4.0. It is in this new age of modernisation that the Digital Labs in Dunkirk and Uckange have been created.
Pursuing its digital transformation, ArcelorMittal contacted Immersion with a new project. Indeed, it is not the first time we have sat around a meeting table with them. This new project was also the opportunity for our teams to reunite. When we worked together for the first time, ArcelorMittal wanted to know how, where, and why they should use digitalised working methods. One of our solutions answered their questions. Used for checking the steel coils, our mixed reality (MR) solution simplifies the task for their operators and engineers. This marked a very encouraging first step towards a long-term digital transition strategy.
ArcelorMittal’s objective is becoming increasingly clear: the industry must move towards digital technology. Once again, the same question arises: how?
A new project takes shape and Immersion gets involved. Supported by the authorities of the respective sites, ArcelorMittal wants to create a meeting space, entirely focused on digital technology. In an environment where communities, start-ups and employees could design, innovate, develop, and learn. A space that would act as a showcase for the company and a catalyst for activity in the region. A unique place for innovation.
A 100% digital environment that provides space for exploration and collaboration. An Innovation Lab at the height of ArcelorMittal’s ambitions. In Dunkerque, the building extends over 2700m2. It includes:
The main objective was to adapt. Adapt to a limited budget and within a tight schedule. It was a challenge, but we succeeded.
To rise to the challenge, we did what we do best: we innovated. The installation of our technological solutions required specific thought and design. So, for the first time, we appointed an architect as project manager. We now apply this method to many of our projects.
The Digital Lab is a place for experimentation and bringing projects to life. Each of the solutions installed in the Lab makes work more flexible, agile, and efficient. All these advantages are key to ArcelorMittal’s digital strategy.
Today, the buildings in Dunkirk and near Florange offer a space for:
Over and beyond its walls, the Lab helps to revitalise the local area. It launches a new dynamic and accelerates development. It makes the local area attractive. It represents a real source of pride for the company and provides hope and ambition.